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switching to kadian

motelman99mmotelman99 Posts: 122
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Pain Medications
if kadian is just like morphine why would a dr switch you from the morphine 30 to kadian.morphine makes me sick so will the kadian do the same.dr going to call back...im just going to ask for hydro.will i have withdraws?


  • I'm not sure why your doctor switched you from one form of morphine to another. Kadian is another brand of extended release morphine that comes in a capsule. I'm just on MS Contin where I take 3 60mg tablets every 8 hours, and percocet for breakthrough pain. So far I haven't had any side effects. Just let your doctor know that morphine makes you sick to your stomach, and maybe he'll try another ER med like Oxycontin. They prefer you to be on an ER medications which stays in your body all the time, than the fast acting meds like Vicodin; they rather you use those for BT pain instead. Don't stop taking the morphine because you may go into withdrawal. Talk to your doctor first, and I'm pretty sure he'll will work with you. Take care
  • thanks,dr told me to stop taking the morphine 30mg and keep taking the ir 15mg tell monday.they are making me sick also,hurt my stomach.going to tell the dr no more morphine at all.hope he gives me something.
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  • not going to take the kadina after all.dr put me on hydro 2-325 every 6 hr.witch is ok by me .hated morphine.
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